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Tourism Malaysia launches ASEAN Virtual Treasure Hunt to promote tourism amid Covid-19

Tourism Malaysia on Dec 11 announced the launch of Malaysia Truly Asia ASEAN Virtual Hunt 2020, its first-ever treasure hunt, run as a virtual event to creatively promote Malaysia’s iconic places, local towns and cities. This new concept is conforming to the new normal for the tourism industry as COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt for international travel.

The event takes on Zoom platform, bringing participants on a two and half-hour virtual treasure hunt with each team will embark on the cryptic clue hunting based on existing landmarks and towns in Malaysia. Participants will navigate virtually using Google Maps and submit their answers via Google Forms.

“The virtual hunt is a unique way to promote and keep our Malaysia’s destination top of mind during this challenging time,” said Mr Zulkifly Md Said, Director-General, Tourism Malaysia.

“Today’s virtual event is organised as a way to give a taste of the Malaysian experience and a form of release for those who have been here and miss visiting our country. Many of us have to put our hearts on hold as the pandemic has discouraged people to travelling, but this will make people feel like visiting Malaysia where participants will play in teams from different locations to solve clues in real-time.

“Malaysia welcomes travellers to experience our diversity and uniqueness once it is safe to open our borders again,” he said.

Malaysia Truly Asia ASEAN Virtual Hunt 2020 officiated by Mrs. Rafiqa Hazura MD Ridzuan, Head of Chancery of Malaysia Embassy in Vientiane.

The event is also supported and sponsored by industry partners including Sunway Lagoon, Resorts World Genting, Amari Hotel Johor Bahru, Tourism Selangor, Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Resort & Spa and KL Hop On Hop Off.

Source: Lao News Agency